Enchanting, 1850's country retreat steeped in history, meticulously maintained and well restored. Conveniently located on RT 100 in North Waitsfield, the residence is set well back and secluded; pass through the entry gates to 7.5 acres of lush gardens, varied fruit trees, a tennis court, frontage on a major brook, and a gunite in-ground pool surrounded by a curved brick wall. The 5660 SF residence includes 4 guest rooms plus a spacious master suite, separate apartment, children's floor with play & sleeping areas, a top notch kitchen w/2 Sub Zero refrigerators & 6 burner Viking stove, formal dining for many, numerous built-ins & gathering places, 5 brick fireplaces, a billiard room and study. Outdoors you'll find a spacious screened porch w/a serious grill, pond w/wetland canal for wildlife, a charming playhouse near the brook, outdoor hot tub & brick patio, and a spectacular outbuilding housing a fitness gym, garage, and second floor basketball court w/tennis backboard. Must see!